After a 2017 that could only be grossly understated as her “breakout” year, it’s more than evident that Tiffany Haddish is ready for more. She’s ready for the release of not one, but two movies this summer, with roles in the Kyrie Irivng-led Uncle Drew, and Night School opposite Kevin Hart. She’s also at the front of more episodes of The Last O.G. on TBS, a sitcom on which she co-stars alongside Tracy Morgan.
But before any of that, Haddish is ready to embark on the #SheReady Tour, which brings her to Boston’s Wilbur Theatre on Saturday night (April 7) for a pair of sold out shows.
While not technically a new face in Hollywood, with a fairly vast catalog of guest TV spots and silver screen cameos dating back nearly 15 years, and a supporting role on ABC’s The Carmichael Show during the duration of its three-season run, the Girls Trip actress brought the heat in 2017 with her critically-acclaimed Showtime stand-up special, She Ready! From The Hood to Hollywood and by becomming the first black female stand-up comedian to ever host Saturday Night Live — with the cherry on top coming in the form of her New York Times bestselling autobiography, The Last Black Unicorn.
Life wasn’t always this glamorous for the Los Angeles native, though.
On Saturday night, all proceeds earned from VIP ticket sales for the shows will go to benefit the Allston-based charity, The Home For Little Wanderers — a charitable cause that hits close to home for Haddish, as she and her siblings were placed in foster care after her mother sustained a devastating brain injury in a car accident when Tiffany was only 13 years old.
While her road to becoming, in a number of ways, the modern-day queen of comedy wasn’t easy by any means, Haddish stays positive and persistent in her outlook on what got her to this point in her career.
“Life happened for me,” she says in a December interview with NPR’s David Greene. “But I just kept pushing ’cause I know what I’m supposed to do here on this Earth.”
TIFFANY HADDISH :: Saturday, April 7 at The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St. in Boston, MA :: 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., both shows sold out :: Wilbur Event page :: Featured image via Kovert Creative